Kassie Kussman - Copper Harvest Wide Cuff

$ 200.00

Corn is one of the most sacred foods. Because of this it played a huge part in many Cherokee ceremonies. The most important was the Green Corn Ceremony. It was held after the harvest every year and was a time for renewing life.  This ceremony celebrated both the crop and the sense of community that shaped their lives. It was also a time for us to forgive all wrong doings and to start a new.  

Solid copper
Size: 1 in x 6 in with a 1 inch gap
Suitable for a small to medium size wrists (but are very adjustable)
Handmade in St. Louis, MO

Kassie learned the traditional art of silversmithing as a way to connect with her culture. She strives to create heirloom-quality jewelry her daughter would be proud to pass on to her children.

On this journey, she has learned more about her roots, where she comes from, and uses her jewelry as an expression of her identity as an Indigenous woman. Her hope is by sharing her work and her story, people will see what it means to be Native American today.